Thursday, March 5, 2009

So, about that smell...

My real estate agent came to take a look at the house yesterday. First thing out of his mouth is "So, about that smell... What are you going to do to take care of it?" Lovely.

I explained that I would be getting new carpet, yada yada yada. Then I told him my idea about keeping the kitties in the Master Bathroom with a baby gate in front of the door. Which he shot down and countered with the suggestion to buy a cat cage. Ok, maybe. We'll see.

Aside from the cats and their odors he was pleased with the house. I guess all the hard work has paid off. He is especially pleased with the school district and the proximity to several military installations. All in all, not a bad visit. Now I just need to get my butt in gear and clean out some closets! Oh, and rake the yard. And touch up the paint. The list never ends!!

Anybody want to buy a house in VAB with a slight cat smell? Anyone? Bueller? *sigh*

9 comments:

Samsmama said...

What an excellent title! I was laughing before I even started!

bsouth said...

Silly man. He obviously doesn't have cats. Can't you advertise it as a cat friendly house?! Good luck with all those chores. Children are great at raking!!

Stacie said...

light a candle...people will never smell the cats. ;)

Sassy Pants said...

Febreze, it's like magic in a bottle. Good luck with the house selling!!

Chris said...

You need some kitty irrigation products. LMAO!!!

Wait, I just realized just how funny that really was... bahahhahaaaa

Kristi said...

I'm a realtor too -- put a plug in air freshner by the front door -- everybody likes apple! Good luck!

Tina said...

Just buy a few plug in's....

MommyTime said...

Oh, I remember the process of trying to prepare to sell. So time consuming. Good luck!

And just keep in mind that no matter how it smells, it could be worse. We once looked at a house that had a LIVE BUZZARD in the basement in a cage. I'm not even kidding. What realtor didn't tell someone to do something about that is beyond me!

Pearl said...

I don't think cats smell... am I missing something? Or am I just used to it since I have lived with cats my entire life?

Good luck with the sale!!!